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The king's curse, Philippa Gregory

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The king's curse
Title
The king's curse
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Philippa Gregory
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Language
eng
Summary
"The story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VIII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"--
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
  • The Cousins' war
  • Thorndike Press large print basic
Target audience
adult
The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
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The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
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Includes reading group guide
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-612)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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{'Ballston Spa Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1179335', 'Saratoga Springs Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1179335', 'Rotterdam Branch - Schenectady County Public Libra': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1179335', 'Niskayuna Branch - Schenectady County Public Libra': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1179335'}
Edition
First Touchstone trade paperback edition.
Extent
612 pages
Isbn
9781451626124
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • bl2015015057
  • 1178191

Library Locations

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      21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020-1401, US
      43.001932 -73.84895
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